About Leslie Armstrong

Leslie Armstrong began as Editor on the NCC's site when the website began in 2008. She reports, reviews, and interviews country music artists from Nashville, TN.

Carrie Underwood selected to be part of Hollywood Walk of Fame

Carrie Underwood will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the 2018 class. Other celebrities included along with Underwood include Jack Black, Jeff Goldblum, Simon Cowell, Harry Connick, Jr. and posthumous recognition of Bernie Mac and Steve Irwin. See the full list of categories HERE.      

Chris Stapleton returns to the stage for “All-American Road Show”

Chris Stapleton’s will resume his “All-American Road Show” with a sold out show tonight at Tulsa’s BOK Center. The extensive tour, which Rolling Stone calls, “…one of the most ambitious country tours ever,” will feature special guests Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price, Lucie Silvas, Brothers Osborne and Marty Stuart. Live Nation is the national tour [...]

Billy Ray Cyrus honors fallen soldier from Fort Campbell

.@billyraycyrus playing "Some Gave All" to the chapel. — Jake Lowary (@JakeLowary) June 20, 2017 Billy Ray Cyrus recently honored Sgt. Eric Houck, a Fort Campbell solider, who was taken away from his family, after being killed on June 10 in northeastern Afghanistanby a rogue Afghan Police officer. Cyrus performed "Some Gave All" during [...]

The Teen Choice Awards nominees are announced with country artist nominees

The Teen Choice Awards nominees were announced and country artists Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini plus more are up for one or two categories. The show will be LIVE on Sunday August 13 via FOX. You can Vote NOW by clicking here. Choice Country Artist  Blake Shelton Carrie Underwood Florida Georgia Line Kelsea Ballerini [...]

Chase Rice signs a new deal with BBR

Chase Rice has quickly gained a reputation as a bit of an outsider with a wide independent streak in the country music world. Now, as initially reported by Rolling Stone’s Marissa Moss, he’s joining a record label that sees his point of view, inking a new deal with BBR Music Group/BMG, and that means new [...]

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Mark Collie chosen as Corizon’s Music Therapy Ambassador

Corizon Health CEO Karey Witty today announced an innovative partnership with critically acclaimed country singer-songwriter Mark Collie to incorporate music into the correctional healthcare company’s behavioral health program. Collie will serve as Corizon’s Music Therapy Ambassador and will be working with Corizon’s behavioral health team to develop evidence-based best practices for integrating music into group [...]

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Brett Young visits Academy of Country Music

Photo Credit: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music The Academy of Country Music® welcomed Big Machine Label Group recording artist Brett Young to the office while he was in Los Angeles recently. While at the Academy, Young performed his current No. 1 Platinum-certified single “In Case You Didn’t Know,” his debut No. 1 [...]

Dylan Scott earns GOLD Certification for ‘My Girl’

Curb Records’ hot breakout artist DYLAN SCOTT earned GOLD certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for his current hit single, “My Girl,” marking the first of his career.  Included on his self-titled debut album, he wrote the romantically charged song about his girlfriend – now wife – and all the little things he [...]

Lady Antebellum’s “Heart Break” shoots to the top of the chart

Multi-PLATINUM trio Lady Antebellum earns their fifth debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with their critically acclaimed sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville), after moving over 53,000 units upon release. Additionally the “buoyant album” (Entertainment Weekly) immediately skyrocketed to the Top 10 on iTunes charts [...]

Aaron Lewis – Folded Flag Review

Written by: Blake Stewart The folded flag represents courage, heroism, sacrifice  and more importantly it represents our fallen soldiers. All of this is honored by Aaron Lewis' new single "Folded Flag." The emotional song expresses Lewis' gratitude for the sacrifices the troops make with lyrics like, "Its probably more than I deserve/ But I'm proud to [...]